Advertisement for Bids – Community Parkway Street Lighting Upgrade Project






Sealed bids for the Community Parkway Street Lighting Upgrade Project will be received at the Office of the Board of Trustees of Jackson Township, Stark County, Ohio, 5735 Wales Avenue NW, Massillon, Ohio 44646 or may be submitted online through the Township’s electronic bidding service at until 4:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.  Bids will be publicly opened and read on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 5:00 p.m., unless extended by written notice of the change shall be given to all persons who have received or requested the specification no later than 72 hours prior to the date fixed for such opening.

To access this Project, you must first register at by clicking on the “REGISTER” button and following the instructions.  In order to bid, you must create and enable a digital ID within the service. This process requires the submission of notarized paperwork and may take up to seven business days to complete.  There are no fees to register, create and enable a digital ID, or to view bid documents.  There is a $40.00 expense to submit a bid electronically.  Any questions about the bidding process can be obtained by contacting Mary Smith, Legal Assistant/Prevailing Wage Coordinator via email at or by phone:  330-832-2918 ext. 2115. NO PAPER COPIES WILL BE SOLD.

The above designed work includes the furnishings of all labor, equipment, material, appurtenances, and incidentals required for the Community Parkway Street Lighting Upgrade Project in accordance with the documents prepared by Jackson Township.  The Bid Documents may be examined at the following location after November 20, 2023:

Jackson Township Administrative Offices

5735 Wales Avenue NW

Massillon, Ohio 44646

Each bid and all certificates shall be upon the forms furnished with the specifications and shall be delivered to the Jackson Township Administrative Offices at or prior to the date and hour specified for receiving bids.  Each bid shall be in conformity with the Revised Code of Ohio, shall contain the names of every person and company interested therein, and shall be on the forms included in the specifications.  Each bidder must submit evidence of its’ experiences on projects of similar size and complexity.  Each bid shall be accompanied by a proper certificate by corporations not chartered in Ohio testifying that such corporation is authorized to do business in Ohio.

All contractors and subcontractors involved with the project will, to the extent practicable use Ohio products, materials, services, and labor in the implementation of their project.  Preference will be given to contractors having their principal place of business in Ohio over contractors having their principal place of business in a state which provides a preference in that state in favor of contractors of that state for the same type of work.

Construction work shall be subject to the prevailing wage rates established by the Ohio Department of Industrial Relations.  Each bidder must insure that all employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of race, creed, sex, disability or military status as defined in section 4112.01 of the Revised Code, or color.

No contract shall be entered into unless the bidder possesses a valid certificate of compliance with affirmative action programs issued pursuant to section 9.47 of the Revised Code and dated no earlier than one hundred eighty days prior to the date fixed for the opening of bids for a particular project.

Each bid shall be accompanied by a bid guaranty in the form of: 1) a certified check, or cashier’s check, or letter of credit, equal to ten percent (10%) of the bid; or 2) a bid guaranty bond for the full amount of the bid; both forms of a guaranty as provided in Ohio Revised Code 153.54 and in the project specifications.  The amount of the bid for said guaranty purposes should include all additive and deductive alternates.  All bid guaranties shall be conditioned that if the bid is accepted within sixty (60) days of the opening, a proper contract shall be executed, and that upon failure or refusal to enter into said contract within ten (10) days after receipt of notification of award the bidder and the surety on any bond shall be liable to the township in an amount not to exceed ten percent (10%) of the bid. At the option of the Jackson Township Trustees, such bond/check will be returned to all except the apparent low bidder: however, the bond/checks of all unsuccessful bidders will be returned immediately upon award of the contract or the rejection of all bids.

The estimate for this Project is contained in the Project Specifications. Ohio Revised Code Section 153.12 prohibits the Jackson Township Trustees from awarding a bid if the price is more than ten percent (10%) in excess of said estimated cost.

A contract will be awarded to the lowest and best bidder who meets requirements of ORC Section 153.54.  The Jackson Township Trustees reserve the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informalities or irregularities in the bids received and to accept any bid or combination of bids which is deemed most favorable to the Township at the time and under the conditions stipulated. Terms of payment are as provided in Chapter 153 of the Ohio Revised Code.  Work shall not begin prior to the authorization in writing by the Board of Township Trustees.  The work shall be completed by May 1, 2024.

A Pre-bid Conference is scheduled for December 4, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at Jackson Township Hall, 5735 Wales Avenue NW, Jackson Township, Ohio 44646.

This advertisement is also posted on the state public notice web site ( established under section 125.182 of the Revised Code and on the Jackson Township web site (



Mary Smith, Legal Assistant, 5735 Wales Avenue NW, Massillon, OH  44646, 330-832-2918 ext. 2115,

To be published:  Massillon Independent on November 20, 2023